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Animal Shelter locates individual that dropped puppy over 6-foot fence
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash County Animal Shelter located the individual that dropped a puppy over the facility’s 6-foot fence on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
 
On Wednesday morning, the local shelter shared an image on Facebook of a white male that had allegedly dropped the animal over the fence and was caught on the facility’s security camera, according to Doug Bogert, shelter manager.
 
At the time of the incident, “instead of going to the door and pushing the button to call us, he dropped the puppy over a 6-foot fence,” Bogert told The Paper of Wabash County.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 05
Long to oversee house rehab program
By Emma Rausch
 
Mayor Scott Long will oversee the City of Wabash’s Owner Occupied Rehabilitation program.
 
On Monday, Nov. 27, the Wabash City Council approved a resolution in regards to the Stellar Communities program, which entered Phase II in August. At that time, the city accepted a Community Development Block Grant, which totaled $270,000, from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
 
“Basically, this is for Phase II of the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation,” Long said, “and the resolution is being asked to be passed by the common council basically giving me the authority as mayor to direct and execute and acknowledge and deliver in the city’s name all applications, documents, covenants, binding real estate, deeds, instruments or writings as are necessary and/or appropriate.”
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 05
Probation Dept. joins forces with Wabash County Promise
Students in Jenny Tyner’s third-grade class at O.J. Neighbours Elementary School prepare to perform for the Wabash County Promise luncheon. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash County Probation Department has joined forces with Wabash County Promise to help promote post-secondary education to local youth.
 
The department received funding through the Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative for the funds to help justice-involved youth pursue post-secondary education, as well as to educate and encourage their families to save or the future by using CollegeChoice 529 accounts.
 
The partnership was announced Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 28, during the annual Wabash County Promise lunch to update the community on the initiative’s success the past year, as well as to ask community leaders for continued financial support.
 
Posted on 2017 Dec 05
City Council listens to citywide smoking ban proposal
By Emma Rausch
 
The Wabash City Council listened to a proposal at its meeting Monday, Nov. 27, that would make Wabash smoke-free.
 
Dan Gray, of the Wabash County Tobacco Coalition, proposed that the council impose a “comprehensive” ordinance that would therein make the City of Wabash and its businesses smoke-free.
 
“Our coalition is aggressively working at trying to (make the next generation tobacco free),” Gray said, “and we need to go to the next step and do what our state was not able to do in passing an ordinance to make our state smoke-free in public buildings."
Posted on 2017 Dec 05
County to revise wind turbine ordinance

By David Fenker

Wabash County's ordinance regulating commercial wind turbines may soon become even more strict.

The county's Plan Commission will vote on a proposal to increase restrictions on turbines at its 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, meeting.

According to Plan Commission Director Mike Howard, the new restrictions are to further prevent wind turbine companies from setting up shop in Wabash County.

“We're making it very difficult for them to meet our setbacks. The increase in the size of the units has made it so they don't need as many, so that it's a little easier to find a location where they can set,” he said.

Posted on 2017 Dec 05
Orthopedics company to open North Manchester facility

NORTH MANCHESTER – Precision Medical Technologies, a contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants and instruments, announced plans today to expand its operations to Wabash County, creating up to 60 new jobs by 2022.

Posted on 2017 Nov 30
Arc of Wabash to host art exhibit

Richard, a student in the Arc of Wabash art program, shows off his painting. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Arc of Wabash County will present “A Touch of Arc,” an art show and reception, during First Friday activities on Friday, Dec. 1. The exhibit will be at Modoc’s Market in downtown Wabash, from 5-8 p.m.

The artwork on display is produced by clients of Arc of Wabash County that is created during the organization’s art program. Works of more than 20 artists may be purchased and taken home that night. Payment must be in the form of check or cash.

“The exhibit will be in the Modoc’s meeting room area,” art instructor Kathy Bakehorn told The Paper of Wabash County. “It will be a reception, so there will be some sort of light refreshments. Coffee and stuff like that you have to buy from Modoc’s.”

Posted on 2017 Nov 28
Wabash outlines points for Phase II of study
By Emma Rausch
 
Wabash City Schools Board of Education began pinpointing proposal objectives on Monday, Nov. 20, for Phase II of the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s Studies for Advancement.
 
A feasibility-research initiative to assist Wabash County school corporations, the studies’ first phase began in April and concluded in September. After learning the results of Phase I, the MSD of Wabash County, Wabash City Schools and Manchester Community Schools school boards individually agreed to continue talks with the Foundation in regards to the studies.
 
However, that changed Tuesday, Nov. 14, when the CFWC announced the second phase will focus on “further investigation of district consolidation,” according to a press release.
 
Posted on 2017 Nov 28

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